Thursday, December 9, 2010

Research Note: Jazz, Radio, & Modernism

"The radio industry [...] served as the primary instrument in the creation of jazz as a national music, and the growing popularity of national broadcasts in 1926 coincided with the appearance of more jazz music on the air. By 1927, jazz had finally discovered a truly national audience, and radio surpassed earlier media as the primary transmitter of jazz music."

Court Carney, Cuttin’ Up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear, page 91.

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